Below are the recent local deaths.
May they rest in peace.
Sr. Magdalen O’Neill
Knock, Mayo / Enniscorthy, Wexford / Portlaoise, Laois
O’Neill, Sr Magdalen (Bride) D.C. late of Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford and Portlaoise, Co. Laois – March 31, 2021 peacefully after a short illness at her residence St Louise’s Carramore, Knock, Co. Mayo. Predeceased by her parents Jeremiah and Mary, her brother Tim and sister Maureen (Farrell). Deeply regrated by her Community of the Daughters of Charity, brother Joe (Portarlington), sister Nora Ward (Ballinasloe), nieces, nephews, grand nieces and nephews, great-grand nieces and nephews, her extended family, relatives, and her many friends in Dublin, Drogheda, Belfast and Knock.
In accordance with current government guidance a private family funeral Mass will take place on Monday, April 5, at 1.00pm in the parish Church of St John the Baptist, Knock.
The Funeral Mass will be live streamed on: www.knockshrine.ie/watchlive or http://www.facebook.com/murphyobrienfuneraldirectors
Mary Jane (Maureen) Goode (née Dunne)
30 Patrick Street, Mountmellick, Laois
Died peacefully surrounded by her loving family at the Midlands Regional Hospital Portlaoise.
Sadly missed by her loving sons David and Ken, her daughter Lesley, daughters-in-law Noeleen and Margaret, son-in-law Barry, her sister Margaret (Tud) and her brother Bernie, her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, relatives, neighbours and a large circle of friends.
Given the current exceptional circumstances and to protect the welfare of everyone who knew Maureen, a private family Funeral Service, will take place at 11am on Friday, 2nd of April, in St Joseph’s Church, Mountmellick. Burial will follow in St Joseph’s cemetery, Mountmellick.
The funeral cortège will travel from Moloney’s Funeral Home at 10.45am to St Joseph’s Church. Those who wish to come out to pay their respects can do so along the route, maintaining a safe social distance
Monica Phelan (née Hogan)
Landgrove Bungalow, Ballinla, Ballaghmore, Laois / Tipperary / Moneygall, Offaly
Monica Phelan (nee Hogan), Landgrove Bungalow, Ballinla, Ballaghmore, Borris-in-Ossory, Co. Laois. Peacefully at the University Hospital Limerick. Very deeply regretted and will be sadly missed by her loving husband Timmy, son Tadgh and Partner Ciara, daughters Cathy and Partner Steve, Jennifer (Dunne), grandchild Clodagh, brothers, sisters, son-in-law Niall, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, extended family, relatives, neighbours and friends.
House Strictly Private Please.
Due to Government & HSE advice and to insure the safety of all a Private Funeral will take place (Max 10 people) your are asked not to congregate in the church yard or the cemetery to ensure the safety of all.
Monica’s Funeral Mass will take place on Sunday, 4th April (Easter Sunday) in St Molua’s Church, Ballaghmore at 12.30 pm followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery.
Mass can be viewed on Ballaghmore Church Online Facebook page.
Christopher (Christy) Connolly
The Pines, Forest Park, Borris Road, Portlaoise, Laois / Newbridge, Kildare
Formerly of the Grange, Newbridge.
Sadly missed by his loving children Shane, Annabel and Amanda, daughter-in-law, son-in-law, grandchildren, brothers and sister, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends.
Due to current government guidelines regarding public gatherings, a private family funeral will take place. Removal on Saturday morning to arrive at St. Conleth’s Parish Church, Newbridge, for Requiem Mass at 11am. Burial afterwards in St. Conleth’s Cemetery, Newbridge. Christy’s Funeral Mass will be live-streamed on the Newbridge Parish website: www.newbridgeparish.ie/parish-church
Daly Terrace, Rathdowney, Laois
John Murray, Daly Terrace, Rathdowney, Co. Laois. March 31st 2021. Peacefully at his daughter’s residence in his 95th year. Predeceased by his wife Lil. Sadly missed by his daughter Catherine, grandson Simon and his partner Amy and granddaughter Laura, son-in-law Stephen, great-grandson Tiernan, neighbours, relatives and friends.
Due to the COVID-19 Directive and in the interest of public safety you are asked not to congregate in the churchyard or the cemetery. The Funeral Service will be livestreamed from the Church of The Holy Trinity, Rathdowney on Friday at 11 o’clock (parishwebsites.ie/rathdowney) followed by burial in Bealady Cemetery. The Funeral cortége will proceed to the Church on Friday morning at 10:30 via Harristown, Ballybuggy and Daly Terrace, you are welcome to pay your respects en route.
Betty Wallace (née Kelly)
Patrick Street, Mountrath, Laois / Portarlington, Laois
Formerly Doolagh, Portarlington. Peacefully at her residence Sue Ryder House, Kilminchy, Portlaoise surrounded by her 3 daughters after a short illness. Deeply regretted by her loving daughters Susan, Lorraine and Jean, sisters, brothers, grandchildren, son-in-law, extended family and friends.
Due to the Covid 19 restrictions A Private Family Funeral will take place. Funeral service in St Fintan’s Church, Mountrath on Good Friday at 10am. Interment afterwards in St John’s Cemetery Killenard, Portarlington. People are welcome to stand along the route, in the Churchyard and in the Cemetery with Strict Social Distancing being observed at all times.
The family would like to thank you for your help and understanding at this sad and difficult time.
Betty’s Funeral Service can be viewed on the Parish Website: http://www.mountrathparish.ie/
SEE ALSO – Deaths in Laois – Thursday, April 1, 2021